We started off with seasonably cool (even chilly!) temperatures this morning:
But those temperatures are warming up quickly, with lots of sunshine overhead and just some fair-weather clouds. Highs will reach the mid 70s this afternoon, making today the warmest day we’ll see for a while:
We’ll actually be pretty close to today’s record high of 79°, but I think that record will remain safe for another year.
Increasing clouds tonight and tomorrow, with a chance of showers late in the day Tuesday and overnight, but once again you shouldn’t expect much rainfall. The RPM model’s radar simulation keeps the rain out of the Midstate until well after sunset, and just isn’t impressive overall…your chance of seeing anything more than a few sprinkles is just 30%, and even that is probably optimistic:
Because of the thickening cloud cover, lows tonight won’t be as cool:
We’ll warm up tomorrow, but not as much — highs will top out near 70° Tuesday:
That means no weather problems for Election Day…get out and vote!
It will feel more like November the rest of the week, with highs in the 60s and lows mostly in the 40s:
It’s still looking possible that parts of the Midstate will see the first frost of autumn Saturday night into early Sunday morning!
Other than our meager rain chance late tomorrow and tomorrow night, the extended forecast is still looking very dry. We’re over five inches below average for year-to-date rainfall…and that number will be over six inches by the time the next decent chance of rain arrives sometime next week.
- Hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep over the weekend as Standard Time kicked back in — is the time change every spring and fall actually worth it?
- We don’t get as much of it this time of year, but sunshine is a major factor in mental health.
- There’s been a flurry of news about Arctic sea ice and none of it is good.
- Studying hurricane and tropical storm development from three million years ago might give today’s forecasters a good blueprint for 21st century storms.
- Climate change is turning into a race between politics and physics.
- One of the species best-equipped to handle climate change: sharks.
- “The Big Whack” that formed the moon may have also knocked Earth on its side.
- How the “man in the moon” got its enormous right eye.
- What would it take to send a manned mission to Saturn’s moon Titan?
- Why would we want to go to Titan? To look for life — which wouldn’t bear much of a resemblance to any life forms here on Earth.
- Astronomers have scheduled their first full-on attempt to image the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
- It’s nice to see the National Geographic channel moving back to its scientific roots.
- Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a very old human settlement in Australia — almost 50,000 years ago!
- The “you” in your dreams may not be identical to the real-life version of yourself.
- The study of conspiracy theories is an actual discipline in political science.
- With so much focus on the contrasts between political parties, it’s nice to see something like this: a profile of the 5 most bi-partisan members of Congress.